This blog will reflect the progress of my genealogy project(s). I will describe any major changes that I make on my website and I will document how I solved some brick walls.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Elizabeth Broder

I have finally made some progress in my search for my great-grandaunt Elizabeth Broder.   I have known for a long time that she spent some time in the United States, around 1880.  I knew that she married Robert Jones and that they lived in Wales.  And I knew that after Robert's death, sometime before 1943, she moved to Belfast where she died in 1951. 

I didn't know when or where she and Robert married, where they lived in Wales, or anything about him.  Today I found them on the 1911 census of Wales.  They were living in Dolgelly, Merionethshire and they had been married for 6 years. 

The census information led me, I think, to Robert's death - I've sent for the death certificate for confirmation.

Now to figure out WHERE they married.  I didn't find a record in Dolgelly.  The search continues.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Striker & Colvig Updates

My fourth cousin once removed, George Striker, died on 9 May 2012.  I have added some details for his family and a transcript and image of his obituary.

I've aded some details on the military career of Hubert Melville Colvig.  The details are sketchy and could lead to some interesting research - for example, he was court martialed (what for?) but apparently not convicted (he seems to have been re-assigned afterwards).  But he later claimed to have been dishonorably discharged. (Another court martial?)  So many questions . . . .

Robert Gordon Manery

My first cousin once removed, Robert Gordon Manery (aka Uncle Gordon), died on 31 May 2012 at the age of 92.  I have updated his page and added the obittuary that appeared in the Lethbridge Herald.